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Arts and Humanities
Leading in the Wildland Fire Service
Terms in this set (94)
Leadership is the art of
Influencing people in order to achieve a result.
The most essential element for success in the Wildland fire service is
Purpose of wildland fire service is to
protect Life, Property, and natural resources while engaging the forces of nature.
Authority to lead is established by
-The ability to lead is a different matter- it can not be legislated
To be effective- leaders must?
earn trust and respect of others.
Once we commit to becoming leaders our focus is
no longer on ourselves
Leaders choose to sacrifice what?
Their own needs for their team and organization.
Fire leaders bring order to chaos in order to....
improve our peoples lives and strengthen our organizations.
Accidental leaders can negatively impact their organizations by
inhibiting peoples growth and reduce the effectiveness of their organizations.
Committed leaders can
inspire other and make an enormous difference in peoples lives, the team and progress of the organization.
The art of leadership requires the constant interchange of
theory and application
Leaders constantly balance
Known and unknown
danger and opportunity to find ways to gain the advantage.
Occasionally leaders may be required to provide authoritative, autocratic, tightly controlled direction that requires immediate
most of the time leaders
inspire, guide, and support their subordinates.
The leadership challenge in the woodland fire service is
influence people to accomplish tasks and objectives under confusing, dangerous, and ambiguous conditions.
Incident Management and response is a competition between
human beings and forces of nature.
Leadership is defined as
the act of influencing people in order to achieve a result.
Who is responsible for all action and results?
YOU- the leader- First element of leadership
Second element of leadership is
your people- those you are responsible for.
Third element of leadership is
Last element of leadership is
the consequences- short and long term effects of your actions.
The one predictable factor of the leadership environment is
and or all elements will change.
Command based intent=Translating vision into clear leaders intent is part of command philosophy. How do we empower our people to exercise individual initiative?
Describe the task, purpose, and end state.
Unity of effort- what can cause friction, danger and uncertainty in high risk environments?
Mixed messages and countermanding directives.
A unified leadership team sends a powerful__________
Leadership is the art of influencing people in order to what?
achieve a result
What is the most essential element for success in the wildland fire service?
List the 4 principles associated with the wildland fire value of Duty?
1 - Be proficient in your job, both technically and as a leader.
2 - Make sound and timely decisions.
3 - Ensure tasks are understood, supervised and accomplished.
4 - Develop your people for the future.
List the 4 principles associated with the wildland fire value of Respect?
1 - Know your peoples and look out for their well-being.
2 - Keep your people informed.
3 - Build the team.
4 - Employ your people in accordance with their capabilities.
List the 3 principles associated with the wildland fire value of Integrity?
1 - Know yourself and seek improvement.
2 - Seek responsibility and accept responsibility for your actions.
3 - Set the example.
True or false? Terrence is the most handsome man in the world.
What is the ultimate purpose of the wildland fire service?
protect life, property, and natural resources while engaging the forces of nature.
What is needed to be an effective leader?
trust and respect of others
Olive and Arlo love their daddy because...
He is the best daddy in the world
What is an accidental leader?
someone who has little interest or enthusiasm for leadership responsibilities or self-improvement.
What is the leadership challenge in the wildland fire service?
to influence people to accomplish tasks and objectives under confusing, dangerous and ambiguous conditions.
What is the first element that makes up the leadership environment?
What is the second element that makes up the leadership environment?
your people, those you are responsible for.
What is the third element that makes up the leadership environment?
The situation- is comprised of the many unique variables that influence a leader's decisions.
What is the forth element that makes up the leadership environment?
The consequences- short and long term effects
What is decentralize command?
Empower subordinate leaders to make decisions based on their understanding of their leader's vision for success.
Translating vision into clear leader's intent is at the heart of what?
The command philosophy
What is the second key component of our command philosophy?
Unity of effort
Command climate refers to?
the environment within the influence of a particular leader or chain of command.
The leader's command presence sets the tone for?
the command climate
what is command presence?
how we present ourselves to others, the myriad of personal attributes and behaviors that communicates to others that we are worthy of their trust and respect.
_____________ is the primary tool to establishing an effective command climate.
The ability to _____________ is universally rated as one of the most important leadership behaviors.
List the 5 elements that make up the framework for leadership.
-Art of leadership
-Level of leadership
Is freelancing good or bad?
it is a dangerous and unpredictable element, causing more harm than good.
What is the operational tempo?
the speed and intensity of our actions related to the speed and intensity of unfolding events in the operational environment.
We are most vulnerable to accidents and errors when ________ is chnaging, especially when it changes quickly.
the operational tempo
What is the key to managing operational tempo?
monitoring the changing environment and capabilities of the team.
What is the cornerstone of good decision making?
good situational awareness
Why is situational awareness depicted as a cycle?
the situation and people's perceptions are constantly changing.
What is observation?
input from the senses
What makes up communication?
face-to-face conversation, written communication and radio or telephone exchange.
simply paying attention is an important part of maintaining good situation awareness, but even more important is determining _______
what to pay attention to.
How well perception matches reality is called?
what does recognition mean?
a person determines that something needs to be done.
what does option selection involve?
understanding the factors and risks associated with various courses of action.
At the decision point what is selected?
the best option
What does action mean?
acting on the selected option then returning to the situation awareness cycle
What is the decision making cycle?
situation awareness, recognition, option selection, decision point, action
Why is leader's intent a crucial element of effective operations?
it reduces internal friction and empowers subordinates
Leader's intent is a clear, concise statement about what our people must do to succeed in their assignments. What are the 3 essential components?
1- Task- what is the objective or goal of the assignment
2- Purpose- why the assignment needs to be done
3- end state- how the situation should look when the assignment is successfully completed
At the incident level, the end state places the values at risk within the context of the standing incident priorities. list the priorities
3- natural resources
Turning intent into meaningful action is both a linear and circular process. When does the process become circular?
when leaders evaluate the results of the action and modify the plan at each level according to changes in the environment or the team.
At the division or unit level, the leader focuses on?
incident objectives affecting their assignment, rather than overall management goals.
At the crew level, the leader focuses on?
tactical objectives to develop intent.
Control flows upward. explain flow
from crew members via crew leaders, division supervisors and unit leaders ultimately to the Incident Commander through is or her staff.
Being able to select the most effective leadership tools in a given situation is an application of what?
The more visible power is, the less it works. True or False
Those who rely on position, reward, or discipline power have more or less real influence on others?
Those who are able to rely on expert power and respect power-less overt forms of power- often influence in ways that have more or less far-reaching and deep effects.
How do the most effective leaders gain power?
by giving it away
With inexperienced people or time-critical situations, leaders use what style of leadership?
Directing style, explicitly telling people what needs to be done.
what is the long term goal of leaders delegating most tasks and responsibilities to experienced and capable team members?
setting the conditions that enable them to grow as leaders.
what is considered when delegating tasks to make sure people have the appropriate challenges that press them to grow?
Individual skill levels and developmental needs
What is AARs?
After Action Reviews
Fire leaders make sure that debriefings focus on what instead of who. what are they used for?
used to improve weaknesses and to sustain strengths
What is the first step to gaining someones respect?
What is the first of our standing incident priorities?
Stress can bring about reactions such as what that substantially degrade situation awareness?
tunnel vision or confusion
How do fire leaders work to keep fear from being a barrier?
by understanding those fears that affect their team.
What is leadership about?
influencing others to accomplish tasks that are in the best interest of our organization.
What is leading up?
holding our leaders accountable, providing unvarnished situation awareness on challenging situations and offering unbiased and viable alternatives.
What is the best level of protection against errors and accidents?
effective team communication
List the 5 communications responsibilities
Brief, debrief, acknowledge and understand messages, communicate hazards to others, ask if you don't know
Communication is a key element to building what?
To enable healthy conflict to flourish, we focus on _____?
the what not the who
What is the most effective means of accountability?
the fear of letting down respected teammates and peers
The starting point for leadership development is self-awareness. In many ways, what is our greatest challenge?
knowing ourselves. - Self-awareness is an inward application of situation awareness
Character is based on what?
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